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Erasmus Experience in Granada, Spain by Fede

Translated by Beth Taylor — 11 months ago

Original text by Fede Capra

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What is it like to live in Granada? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It's a nice city; it blends tradition with a modern atmosphere, which has led to it having almost 70, 000 university students living there. You can find all different kinds of atmospheres in this small city.

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What is the student lifestyle like in Granada?

It's very interesting. It has a huge student population, especially students from outside of the region and a lot of foreigners. It is almost impossible to run out of things to do every day of the week.

How much does it cost to live in Granada?

Relatively little. You can rent a room in a shared apartment in a pretty central area for €250-300 and in the outskirts of the city for less than €200 a month.

The famous "tapas" make going out to eat very inexpensive, since you can eat more than enough food for €4 or 6 and if you get to know the city a bit more, you can find places where you can have a meal for €3-4.

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Was it difficult to find accommodation in Granada? Can you offer any advice?

Not really. One of the benefits of Spain being a country that has had problems with their construction industry is that there are a lot of empty apartments, a lot of them have been bought as an investment to rent out to students.

What is the food like there? What are some of your favourite dishes?

Tortilla de patatas, remojón granadino, salpicón, patatas a lo pobre, migas, plato alpujarreño... there are lots!

Where would you recommend to visit in Granada?

Alhambra, Cartuja, Albaycín, Alcaycería, the Cathedral, Bib-rambla, Sierra Nevada, la Alpujarra.

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And to eat in Granada? What are some of your favourite places to go?

Hmmm... I don't know what to say. I'd recommend that everyone have their own experience to suit themselves, since everyone has different tastes in food. The tapas there make it easy to try stuff out and not have to worry about making a bad choice and it costing you a lot of money.

Where would you recommend for a night out in Granada?

Drinking in the street and loads of clubs and pubs. There's a central street that all of the student know about, because there are dozens of pubs and bars there, it's called Calle Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.

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Do you have any advice for students coming to Granada in the future?

You have to be careful, people usually totally fall in love with this city.


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